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Cottage sale, near Roborough

Cottage sale, near Roborough Roborough, August 1986 More like this

George Bird and Olive Bennett picking...

George Bird and Olive Bennett picking... Beaford, August 1975 More like this

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar Torrington, 4 December 1974 More like this

Running for the school bus

Running for the school bus Atherington, November 1982 More like this

Mothers and children on the beach

Mothers and children on the beach Westward Ho!, May 1975 More like this

Girl at the floral dance

Girl at the floral dance Hatherleigh, 26 June 1976 More like this

Listening for the hounds

Listening for the hounds Halsdon, Dolton, December 1976 More like this

Margaret Bolt delivering a lamb, Lower Week

Margaret Bolt delivering a lamb, Lower Week Burrington , January 1975 More like this

Mervyn and Ethel Turner as...

Mervyn and Ethel Turner as... Village Hall, Dolton, November 1972 More like this

Dennis Harris bringing in the hay

Dennis Harris bringing in the hay Lower Langham, Dolton, August 1980 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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